Hi, I'm Joanie ~ a life-long seeker on the road to self-knowledge and 'being here now'. Along the way, I've shunned difficult
and dogmatic disciplines that don't work for most of us.
To me, instant gratification is a good thing if what you want
is a fulfilled and peaceful heart. It isn't difficult.
The methods I teach are concise and immediately effective.
In 1967 when the Beatles' guru (Maharishi) came to town, I was 15 years old. Learning Transcendental Meditation produced such happy changes in me that my parents took it up a few weeks later.
Still just a teenager, in a Volkswagon bus on my way to India, I read Siddhartha ~
Hermann Hesse's tale of one man's quest for enlightenment.
Like Siddhartha, I've devoted myself to truth rather than to any guru.
Meditation alone didn't provide me with lasting serenity.
Thoughts, circumstances and emotions still had the power to upset the equilibrium I felt outside of meditation, which I learned is a necessary but not sufficient means to self-realization.
Many years later I sat in ceremonies with Peruvian shamans.
The plant medicine spirits revealed to me infinite realms
of truth, beauty, and deep knowledge and understandings.
I deeply value those years of magical experience.
But finally, in Sedona, Arizona, I found what the "missing link" when I learned to release, on the spot, unhelpful thoughts and feelings. This was a breakthrough.
So my life path has been to discover and teach mind-body practices
that are powerfully transformative, eschewing "New Age" affectations.
'Waking up' is the best thing we can do for our troubled world,
because peace and happiness are contagious.
I will show you the freedom that dwells within.
I have a Masters Degree in Social Anthropology, have taught meditation
for nearly 50 years, and am a skilled Sedona Method facilitator.
These priceless tools promise peace of mind, heart and soul.